Fr. Oscar Romero Analysis

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Learning about the great people throughout our history who have witnessed the suffering of our neighbors and acted on the compassion they felt for them is something I truly love seeing. Seeing these great people who most think are too busy with their lives to worry about others being unaffected by these unjust social structures and live by this false definition of success which has been branded on us by society, is something I cannot understand. Then there are those who go with the suffering and the oppressed and fight for change. When I was a kid, my parents taught me to live for others, to be selfless instead of selfish; my childhood was better because of this.These people, who have the guts to stand at the foot of the cross, are people I …show more content…
Oscar Romero or even Martin Luther King is just lovely. What is even greater is work they did for their people. Both of these great men approached these oppressive structures with nonviolence. These men were truly great because most of those who are oppressed do not seek non violence, but violence. They seek revenge for being made suffered. These men saw past violence and knew it was not the answer. Martin Luther king gave African Americans hope, a voice , understanding and lastly listened when no one else did in their search of freedom, something they never had before. Romero gave hope to the Salvadorians in search of escape form these corrupt governments. They lived for their people and for that they were murdered, but this did not stop the movement which they had created and after their passing they were still a great part in freeing their people. Just reading what they did and what they were willing to sacrifice just gives me a passion to learn more about them and the more which have lost their lives fighting for what is right and going against these social structures who just work to dehumanize the less …show more content…
It's my passion to learn more about their way of life and actually live my life as they did. I want to help change these corrupt social structures. I want to go with the suffering, stand at the foot of the cross and there I will see clearly what my calling truly is. The calling of helping the oppressed see their reality and help them realize that this is not what God wanted, but something that is being cause by others and something that can be changed. By standing at the foot of the cross we as people become more human and help the oppressed be able to free themselves,but also free the oppressor of their false perceptions of reality. We should do this by breaking their hard hearts and Turning them into soft hearts. For me Living The Paschal Mystery such as these great men did is my

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